"Vicki why are you crying? Go out there. Wipe away those tears you're a big girl now. Look you're a PRINCESS."
"Vicki. Get out there now. I didn't spend the last month slaving over your Princess outfit to have you hide under a chair crying! I'm your Mother and I said get out from there!"
You would never think that years later dressing up in weird and funny costumes would be one of my all time favourite things to do.
What is it about a fancy dress party that really makes me happy?
Over the years I have been to and held some fantastic CRAZY costume parties.
At one stage there was almost a competition between myself and a girlfriend of who could hold the most unreal party. We would go ALL OUT. It would take months & months of planning.
You see, when I throw a costume party it's not just about whacking on some hired outfit and then just sitting around sinking piss and talking shit.
The setting must also be in theme.
The music must be in theme.
The food must be in theme.
I will spend months putting together the PERFECT outfit.
Alas, to protect the (not so) innocent I cannot disclose any actual details about any of my parties as most of them contained quite a significant amount of debauchery, nudie runs, pole humping and virgin swimwear initiation ceremonies. If you had the (mis)fortune to be at one of my events I'm sure you are right now wiping your brow and exclaiming "PHEW"... Don't worry your secrets are safe with me. (Thank the Lawd that Facebook, Iphones, The Cloud & digital cameras didn't exist then)
Some of my favourite fancy dress moments are:
The "What's That Honky Smell" competition.
Almost burning my eyebrows off on some fondue at the Alpine Ski Party.
Being part of a complete re-enactment of the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie.
Walking into the Australiana party where we didn't know anyone & yelling "He's Micko & I'm Vicko and this party is gunna be SICKOOOOOOOO"
These are some of the following themes that I have been a part of:
|UK/BRIT PARTY - Chav & Amy Winehouse|
|BAD KNITWEAR ALPINE SKI LODGE PARTY|
|ARMY MILITARY PARTY|
|TRUCK STOP DINER|
|1980S RAD PARTY|
|SWINGIN' SIXTIES PARTY|
|40th BIRTHDAY TRUCKSTOP PARTY|
|40th BIRTHDAY TRUCKSTOP PARTY|
|4BC UNDERBELLY RAZOR 1930s PARTY|
|BAD KNITWEAR PARTY|
|FANCY DRESS DAY - BONNIE & CLYDE - TREASUREY CASINO 1994|
|TRASHY TROLLOPS & DIRTY OLD GEEZERS PARTY|
|ROCKY HORROR PARTY|
|DRAG QUEEN PARTY (NUTELLA VERSACE)|
|MY 30th BIRTHDAY HILLBILLY REDNECK PARTY|
|PIMPS & HOs PARTY|
|SCHOOL SOCIAL - FAMOUS PEOPLE THEME - MARILYN MONROE|
|TREASURY CASINO AUSTRALIA DAY 1995|
|COWGIRL 9 YEARS OLD|
|DEATH / EVIL WEDDING PARTY|
|COMIC BOOKS / SUPER HERO PARTY|
SO as you can see I am a sucker for any excuse to bung on a funny outfit and act like a total goose.
This is why I've decided to put on one for everyone to come to!!!!!!!
There is no theme (this time) as it's just an excuse for people to get dressed up and dance.
I have created a playlist of my all time favourite danceable tunes that the awesome DJ Nephthys will be playing. (DJ Nephthys is partial to a bit of dressing up too because she is only the DJ for the incredible annual Bloodlust Ball!!).
Music playlist includes a blended up mix of Rockabilly, Ska, Pyschobilly, 1980s, crap one hit wonders, Disco and some good old fashioned early 80s pub rock.
There will also be a TROPHY for the best costume! (please no gory or bad taste stuff)
This trophy is going to be made by the amazing Black Lagoon Designs!!! https://www.facebook.com/BlackLagoonDesigns
I am hoping that the night will be a major success and will become an annual event. (fingers crossed)
The entry is only a MENTAL $10 !!! and can be bought from here:
As for the question..... What is it about a fancy dress party that really makes me happy?
I think that dressing up in silly outfits is really bloody childish. In a good way.
It takes me back to my childhood where I was ruled only by my imagination.
I could escape out of who I was and put on cape and I would become Super Girl.
As adults we get caught up in all the shit that being a grown up entails.
Stupid work. Stupid bills, Stupid acting mature.
Whacking on a freaky big green afro wig or a sexy nurse outfit or a giant hot dog costumes allows us to ESCAPE just for a while and leave behind the stress of ADULTHOOD.
With costumes we can be silly, fun and crazy.
And not be ourselves for a while
And not give a stuff.
|The Princess outfit that never made it to the parade.|